In 1885, Daniel Carmichael came to California. He developed Carmichael Colony No. 1 in 1909, with 2,000 acres from the Rancho San Juan Mexican land grant. He later purchased another 1,000 acres from the Rancho del Paso Mexican land grant, and created Carmichael Colony No. 2. This new colony bordered the first colony to the east, Walnut Avenue to the west, Arden Way in the south, and Sutter Avenue in the north.
In the state legislature, Carmichael is located in the 1st and 6th Senate districts, and is, respectively, represented by Ted Gaines and Darrell Steinberg. It is also in the 5th and 10th Assembly Districts, which are represented by Richard Pan and Alyson Huber. Federally, Carmichael is located in California's 3rd congressional district, which is represented by Dan Lungren.
2010 The 2010 United States Census reported the Carmichael had a population of 61, 762. The population density was 4,477.8 people per square mile (1,728.9/km²). The racial makeup of Carmichael was 49,776 (80.6%) White, 2,972 (4.8%) African American, 546 (0.9%) Native American, 2,653 (4.3%) Asian (0.9% Filipino, 0.9% Chinese, 0.6% Korean, 0.5% Japanese, 0.5% Indian, 0.3% Vietnamese, 0.6% Other), 287 (0.5%) Pacific Islander, 2,035 (3.3%) from other races, and 3,493 (5.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7,218 persons (11.7%).
The Census reported that 60,790 people (98.4% of the population) lived in households, 467 (0.8%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 505 (0.8%) were institutionalized.
There were 26,036 households, out of which 7,431 (28.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 11,016 (42.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 3,630 (13.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,417 (5.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,642 (6.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 229 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 8,080 households (31.0%) were made up of individuals and 3,363 (12.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33. There were 16,063 families (61.7% of all households); the average family size was 2.91.
The population was spread out with 13,060 people (21.1%) under the age of 18, 5,370 people (8.7%) aged 18 to 24, 14,388 people (23.3%) aged 25 to 44, 18,054 people (29.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 10,890 people (17.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.4 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.
There were 28,165 housing units at an average density of 2,042.0 per square mile (788.4/km²), of which 14,472 (55.6%) were owner-occupied, and 11,564 (44.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 9.8%. 34,442 people (55.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 26,348 people (42.7%) lived in rental housing units.
2000 As of the census of 2000, there were 49,742 people, 20,631 households, and 13,224 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,622.2 people per square mile (1,784.9/km2). There were 21,383 housing units at an average density of 1,987.0 per square mile (767.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.61% White, 2.69% African American, 0.83% Native American, 3.58% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 2.09% from other races, and 3.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.99% of the population.
There were 20,631 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $47,041, and the median income for a family was $59,002. Males had a median income of $40,435 versus $32,265 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,811. About 6.4% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.
Points of Interest
American River Bike Trail Also known as the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, is one of the longest paved bike trails in the country. It runs the confluence of the American River and the Sacramento River. The trail is 32 miles (51 kilometers), and is popular destination for cyclists and other recreational users. The trail is marked every half-mile with mile markers, and is maintained by the City of Sacramento.
American River Parkway The American River Parkway is a 23 mile (37 km) parkway, which runs along the American River in Sacramento. The parkway can be accessed from various exits from Highway 50 in Sacramento County, and hosts many smaller parks and boat launching points.
Ancil Hoffman Park Ancil Hoffman Park is located in the American River Parkway, in Carmichael, California. It is a 396-acre (1.60km) park, and features the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and some reconstructed Maidu Indian homes. The park is bordered by the American River, and dotted with oak trees. The Ancil Hoffman Golf Course is another point of interest in the park, which also hosts a variety of local wildlife. The park is accessible from the Wyatt Avenue exit off of Highway 50 in Sacramento County.
Carmichael Park Located in Carmichael, California, this 38-acre park includes five baseball fields and six tennis courts. The park hosts the Community Clubhouse, the Daniel Bishop Memorial Pavilion for the Performing Arts, the Great Wall of Carmichael, as well the Veterans' Memorial Building.
Chautauqua Playhouse Built in 1985, the Chautauqua Playhouse is located in the La Sierra Community Center at 5325 Engle Road (between Walnut Avenue and Fairk Oaks Blvd). The 95-seat theater showcases comedies, dramas, and musicals, as well as a Saturday children's theater program.
Jensen Botanical Gardens Located at 8520 Fair Oaks Blvd, these gardens display a vast array of flora.
Carmichael is located within the San Juan Unified School District.
- Cameron Ranch Elementary
- Carmichael Elementary
- Coyle Avenue Elemtary
- Del Dayo Elementary
- Deterding, Mary A., Elementary
- Kelly, Thomas Elementary
- Mission Avenue Elementary
- Peck, Charles Elementary
- Schweitzer, Albert Elementary
Junior High Schools
- Barrett, John Middle School
- Churchill, Winston Middle School
- Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School (K-8)
- Starr King Middle School
- St. John the Evangelist Catholic School (K-8)
Note: Currently, there is not a public high school in Carmichael. High school students, however, attend several local high schools located within the San Juan Unified School District, such as:
- Bella Vista High School (Fair Oaks)
- Casa Roble High School (Orangevale)
- Del Campo High School (Fair Oaks)
- El Camino Fundamental High School (Sacramento)
- Encina Prepratory High School (Sacramento)
- Mesa Verde High School (Citrus Heights)
- Mira Loma High School (Sacramento)
- New San Juan High School (Citrus Heights)
- Rio Americano High School (Sacramento)
- Dusty Baker, professional baseball player and manager (graduated from Del Campo High School)
- Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Lakers small forward (graduated from Del Campo High School)
- Chris Bosio, MLB player for the Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners
- Wesley Chesbro, California State Assemblyman and fomer state Senator
- John Daly, golfer, winner of the 1991 PGA Championship and the 1995 Open Championship (born in Carmichael)
- Debbie Meyer, Olympic swimming gold medalist (graduated from Rio Americano High School)
- Laura Ling, American journalist, recently imprisioned along with fellow journalist, Euna Lee, for "hostile acts" in North Korea
- Lisa Ling, televesion personality and host of National Geographic Channel's Explorer
- Manny Parra, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher
- Smosh, famous YouTubers Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox
- Brenda Song, from the TV series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Marshall Sperbeck, head football coach at Sacramento State University (2007-present)
Much of this information was obtained from Wikipedia. Wikipedia's Carmichael, California article